Exempt Players

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements:    

NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the FSGA for players who become exempt after the close of entries.

Professionals

Committee Exemptions
2018 - Club Pro Guy

Last five year's Florida Open Champions

2017 J C Deacon
2016 

Caleb Johnson

2015 N/A - Amateur Winner
2014 Caleb Johnson
2013 Tyler McCumber

Professional finishing top ten and tied of last year's Florida Open Championship

1

J C Deacon

2

Matt Borchert

3

Liam Ainsworth

4

Jeff Wells

5

Andrew Pope

6

Alan Morin

T7

Greg O'Mahony

T7

Rod Perry

T7 Michael Kartrude

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

 Billy Oosting

 Sean Pemberton

Players qualifying for the current year's U.S. Open Championship

TBD

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

TBD

Current year's Fort Lauderdale Open Champion
(Regular Division)

Lee Rinker

Players qualifying for or exempt into the current year's PNC Championship.

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

NA

David Hronek

Andrew Filbert

Barry Cheesman Michael Valicenti

Matt Borchert Jeff Waber

Dylan Malafronte Gene Fieger

Greg Koch Adam Scrimenti

Donny Lee Alan Morin

Mark Rummings Jerry Tucker

Rod Perry Steve Delaney

Ron Philo Chris Kaufman


Kyle Sanders


Rick Gomes
    Jim Karr
    Jerry Impellittiere
    Marc Issler

Last year's top ten and tied Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Championship finishers  

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Todd McCorkle

Donny Lee

Andrew Filbert

Jeff Jordan
Greg Koch
Michael Valicenti
Blanton Tessin
Dan Olsen
Jeff Waber
Mike Genovese
Mark Rummings
Gene Fieger
Neil Thompson
Tyler Hitchcock
Adam Scrimenti
Ricky Smallridge
Dylan Malafronte
Alan Morin
Rea Schuessler
Gregory McClimans
Jerry Tucker
Matthew Williams
Matt Borchert
Steve Delaney
Ned Martin
David Damesworth
Chris Kaufman
Daniel Aldredge
David Hronek
Kyle Sanders


Rick Gomes
 
 

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Champion

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Mike Genovese

Gerry James
Mike San Filippo

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Chapter Champions

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Todd Bailey - Gulf Coast

Bob Wallace - Northern

Roger Kennedy - Southeast

Todd Bailey - Alabama

Freddy Gibson - East Central 

Adam Scrimenti - Southern

 

Barry Cheesman - Southwest

Justin Bertsch - Southwest

 

Gary Koch - West Central

 

Last year's top five and tied Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Assistant Championship finishers

Dixie

NFPGA

SFPGA

Todd McCorkle

Matthew Chen

Justin McCarraher

Jordan Debonis
Aaron Russell
Alan Morin
Jacob Greer Bradley Lusenhop
Kenneth Leach
Taylor Jones
Zoran Ilic
Adam Scriminti
Dominic Scopone
Chris DeBusk
Jon McLean
Dylan Shephard

Last year's Dixie Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Jacob Greer

Jeff Jordan

Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Rod Perry

Keith Kulzer

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

Eduardo Herrera

Last year's top five and tied on the final Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Player of the Year Points List

Dixie
NFPGA
SFPGA

Jeff Jordan

Rod Perry


Andrew Filbert

Todd McCorkle David Hronek
Alan Morin
Mike Genovese Matt Borchert
Patrick Rada
Rea Schuessler David Damesworth
Steve Delaney
Jordan Debonis Greg Koch
Adam Scrimenti

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year (Regular Division)

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Ricky Smallridge

Dan Olsen
Mark Mielke

Amateurs 

Last five year's Florida Open Champions

2017 N/A

2016 

N/A

2015

John Jonas

2014

N/A

2013

N/A

Amateurs finishing top ten and tied of last year's Florida Open Championship

T7

Christopher Carlin

T7

Chip Brooke

Current and last two year's Amateur Champions

2018 Gabe Lench
2017 Cristian DiMarco

2016 

Jacob Huizinga

Players qualifying for the current year's U.S. Open Championship

Luis Gagne

Tyler Strafaci

Top 200 and tied  from last year's final World Amateur Golf Rankings 

Click here for the Final World Amateur Golf Ranking of 2017

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

1

Cristian DiMarco

2

Brandon Mancheno

T3

Kyler Tate

T3

Jackson Suber

T5 Garrett Barber

T5

Kyle Kidd

Last year's top five and tied  on the final FSGA Player of the Year Points List

1

Marc Dull

2

Chip Brooke

3

Joe Alfieri

4

Jacob Huizinga

5

Cristian DiMarco

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Brandon Mancheno

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

George DeSear

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

N/A

Last year's Boys' Junior Champion (16-18 Age Division)

Fred Biondi

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

Jacob Huizinga

Last year's Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion

Marc Dull

Current year's Mid-Amateur Champion

Marc Dull

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